TeachersFirst's Elementary School Brain Twisters

Week of July 13, 2018

1.Residents of which city have the farthest to drive to reach a salt-water beach? (10 points)

2.All trogs are trumps and all truids are trogs, but not all teeters are truids. What else do you know is true? (20 points)

3.Which of the following pairs is correct? (10 points)

4.Peter wants to learn a string instrument this summer, but he wants to learn the biggest one. Which should he choose? (5 points)

5.What numbers come next in the following sequence: 1, 5, 2, 9, 3, 13, 4, 17... (10 points)

6.Which proverb comes closest in meaning to this one: "Patience is a virtue." (20 points)

7.Which does not have a homophone? (5 points)

8.Which of the following sentences is correct? (5 points)

9.Which number in the numerator would already be in lowest terms in a fraction with 128 in the denominator? (5 points)

10.There are 17 students in Madison's day camp group. If they bring 60 cupcakes to celebrate their successful hike, and share them equally, how many will be left over for the counselor or the squirrels to eat? (10 points)